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Before 2.0, Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit faces stiff protest from Tamil groups

2_032417125654Over the last few days, superstar Rajinikanth‘s 2.0 has landed itself in a lot of controversies.

According to reports, Tamil fringe groups like Viduthalai Chiruthaigal KAtchi (VCK), Marumarlarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMDK) and few others are opposing against Rajinikanth for his visit to Sri Lanka on April 10.

As per a statement released by Lyca Productions, Rajinikanth was supposed to visit Jaffna to hand over keys built for Tamils by Gnanam Foundation.

However, the fringe groups are stating that Lyca Productions is based in Lanka, and protesting against Rajinikanth for the same. Reports also suggest that Thalaivar’s much-anticipated 2.0, which is bankrolled by Lyca for a whopping Rs 400 crore, may face opposition from the aforementioned groups.

As part of his visit, Rajinikanth was also expected to speak at a public meeting and plant tree saplings.

“Named after Lyca Group chairman Subaskaran Allirajah’s mother, the foundation has built these homes at a cost of Rs 22 crore and the project was completed over a period of one and a half years,” read the statement.

The homes have been built for displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Over the years, Eelam is one issue that has spawned several heated debates across Tamil Nadu. In fact, some of the pro-Tamil groups protested against Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Kaththi (2014) and called for a ban on the film, which was also produced by Lyca Productions.

2.0, directed by Shankar, also stars Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson and Sudhanshu Pandey, and will hit the screens on Diwali this year.

( With inputs from IANS )

Courtesy – indiatodayin

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